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Gain a Global Perspective

Globalization Studies opens doors to unlimited career opportunities. Make yourself invaluable with a degree in Globalization & International Relations.

Learn more about our programs


Welcome to the Institute for Globalization Studies (IGS), which, among other things, offers a new BA in Globalization Studies and International Relations (GLI). Check out this video about the GLI major:

  • For information about the Institute, contact the Director of the IGS, Dr. Sophie Raynard-Leroy:

  • For more information about the GLI degree (major or minor), contact the Undergraduate Program Director, Dr. Andrea Fedi: To officially declare the major or minor, go to SOLAR and submit the online form.

  • At IGS, Dr. Rosabel Ansari's role is to build and promote intellectual life through events planning. Contact  her:

Add a GLI focus to your MA in another discipline

The "Competence in Globalization" focus is a new microcredential that you can obtain through GLI in order to make your MA more marketable.

You can earn a Master of Arts with a Focus in Globalization Studies and International Relations with one of the following MA programs:

To learn more about this microcredential, click here

Virtual Office Hours for GLI Majors/Minors

Undergraduate Program Director, Andrea Fedi

(Zoom link will be sent via email upon request)

GLI Checklist for Majors and Minors

The latest GLI checklists for majors and minors are now available.

Checklists are available down below:

Please note that Degree Works has been programmed to track students' progress towards completion of the GLI major and minor. 

Major/Minor Info


Scholarships, internships, and other opportunities for GLI students. Also read about our Study Abroad opportunities.

See a complete list of past and present scholarship/internship opportunities here.

News and Announcements


GLI STUDENT MIXER with joseph kim

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J Kim

The spring student mixer on March 1, 2023 gave GLI majors and minors an opportunity to meet Joseph Kim, former U.S. State Department Foreign Service Officer.

In this meet and greet, Joseph Kim went over:

  • the major career tracks of the Foreign Service (political, economic, management, public affairs, and specialist)
  • how to join the State Department
  • scholarship/internship programs for university students
  • his personal story from student to diplomat
  • Q & A with students

Spring 2023 Course for high-school students!

GLI 402: Democracy and Justice for All


Enroll in ARTH 300/HUMN 221/INTD (EURO) 215 (Summer in Prague and Vienna) to learn more on the history of science, the Enlightenment and Romantic periods, the Industrial Revolution, the Turn-of-the Century, World War I, the rise of Nazism, the onslaught of Communism, and the Cold War. Find more details on the course(s) here

New Spring 2023 Course!

GLI 212: Saudi Arabia's 2030 vision, with Honaida Ahyad

GLI 212

We've added GLI 212: Saudi Arabia's 2030 Vision, which fulfills the GLO and HUM requirements. GLI majors and minors can apply it for any one of the following:

  • Global Interaction Areas: Middle East: North Africa and Southwest Asia
  • Global Issues Tracks: Transnational Corporations and Transregional Institutions: Markets, Institutions, and Policies

The class meets in-person on Tu/Th from 1:15 to 2:35pm.

Spring 2023 Electives

Spring 2023 course listings are now available.  You can find a complete list of electives for the GLI major and minor here. If you have any questions, contact GLI undergraduate director Dr. Andrea Fedi.





More News and Achievements


Upcoming Events

Ukrainian vs. Syrian Refugees: Double Standards in the Common European Asylum System


In this talk, Martin Rozumek will explain why the Common European Asylum System works for Ukrainian refugees and doesn´t for Syrians and others. He will provide his view on that system from the perspective of his every-day assistance and advocacy work for refugees in the Czech Republic. He will also discuss the culture of unlawful conduct of states towards refugees in Europe.  

Wednesday March 29, 1:00 PM to 2:30pm EST in Wang 101

Register here.


Past Events

IGS Faculty Spotlight

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The Desertmakers: Travel, War, and the State in Latin America

Javier Uriarte (Associate Professor in the Department of Hispanic Languages and Literature) is a co-instructor for GLI 320: Global Cultural and Environmental Issues (Spring 2021).

Bangkok is Ringing: Sound, Protest, and Constraint

Benjamin Tausig (Associate Professor in the Department of Music) is a member of IGS Advisory Board.

The Last Good Neighbor

Eric Zolov (Associate Professor in the Department of History) is a member of IGS Advisory Board.

The Origins of Cocaine: Colonization and Failed Development in the Amazon Andes

Liliana Davalos (Associate Professor in the Department of Ecology & Evolution) is a member of IGS Advisory Board and a co-instructor for GLI 320: Global Cultural and Environmental Issues (Spring 2021).